Meaning of SLIDE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ slaɪd ]

( slides, sliding, slid)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


When something slides somewhere or when you slide it there, it moves there smoothly over or against something.

She slid the door open...

I slid the wallet into his pocket...

Tears were sliding down his cheeks.

VERB : V n with adj , V n prep / adv , V prep / adv


If you slide somewhere, you move there smoothly and quietly.

He slid into the driver’s seat...

VERB : V prep / adv


To slide into a particular mood, attitude, or situation means to gradually start to have that mood, attitude, or situation often without intending to.

She had slid into a depression...

= slip

VERB : V into n


If currencies or prices slide , they gradually become worse or lower in value. ( JOURNALISM )

The US dollar continued to slide...

Shares slid 11p to 293p after brokers downgraded their profit estimates...

VERB : V , V amount

Slide is also a noun.

...the dangerous slide in oil prices.



A slide is a small piece of photographic film which you project onto a screen so that you can see the picture.

...a slide show.



A slide is a piece of glass on which you put something that you want to examine through a microscope.



A slide is a piece of playground equipment that has a steep slope for children to go down for fun.



If you let something slide , you allow it to get into a worse state or condition by not attending to it.

The company had let environmental standards slide.

PHRASE : let inflects

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